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Opening: Evolution of a Community Pt. 1

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Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Hutchinson, Louise Daniel
Subject:
Kinard, John 1936-1989
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001
Dale, Almore
Anderson, Stanley J
Jones, Alton
Washington, Walter E. 1915-2003
Smith, Henry P. 1911-1995
Smith, Helen Belding
Jackson, Samuel C (Samuel Charles) 1929-1982
Hope, Marion C
Blackstone Rangers Band
Anacostia Community Museum
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Physical description:
2 open reel 1/2 inch video recording
Culture:
African American
Type:
Video recordings
Unedited footage
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Barry Farms (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1972
Circa 1972
Notes:
Title transcribed from physical asset.
Evolution of a Community, an exhibit at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum from January 1972 though December 1972, presented the history of Anacostia from post-World War II to the present through photos, text, drawings, video tape programs, and a slide/tape show. Evolution of a Community Part II, also known as Anacostia Today, was on display at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum from March 1973 though July 1973. The exhibitions developed as a result oral histories collected from Anacostia residents.
Summary:
The Smithsonian Institution president, Anacostia residents, and city politicians provide remarks for the official opening of the exhibition Evolution of a Community at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum. Their speeches cover the history, purpose, and growth of the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum; an introduction to the exhibit; the role of museums, particularly the role of the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum within in the community of Anacostia and the city of Washington, D.C.; a short history of the people of Anacostia, including the establishment of Anacostia and Barry Farms; the importance of recording history for the people of a community; the present state of Anacostia; and what Anacostia will be for future generations. Recording also includes footage of exhibit displays, museums visitors, and exterior of the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum; and a musical performance by Blackstone Rangers Band.
Exhibition opening. Part of Evolution of a Community Audiovisual Records. AV003208: part 1. AV003182: part 2. AV003208: glitches/skips in video recording. Undated.
Cite as:
Opening: Evolution of a Community Pt. 1, Exhibition Records AV03-040, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
African Americans
Communities
Neighborhoods
African American neighborhoods
Community museums
Museums and community
Museum techniques
Museum exhibits
social history
Local number:
ACMA AV003182
ACMA AV003208
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